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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Media and the Courts In China

Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia University Law School, has published The Media and the Courts: Towards Competitive Supervision? at 208 China Quarterly 833 (2011). Here is the abstract.

Scholarship on Chinese governance has examined a range of factors that help to explain the resilience of authoritarianism. One understudied aspect of regime resilience and institutionalization has been the growing importance of supervision by a range of party-state entities. Examining court-media relations in China demonstrates that ‚Äúcompetitive supervision‚ÄĚ is an increasingly important tool for increasing state responsiveness and improving accountability. Court-media relations suggest that China is seeking to develop novel forms of horizontal accountability. Placing such relations in a broader institutional context also helps to explain why common paradigms used to analyze them may be inapplicable in China.

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